Haryana leads gold rush on opening day of National Games
Haryana leads gold rush on opening day of National Games

 Five meet records were drowned in the swimming pool even as star wrestler Amit Kumar was shockingly upstaged and had to settle for a silver medal on an exciting opening day of competitions in the 35th National Games here on Sunday.

Trying to combine work with serious practice, says Vir Khade

India`s brightest hope to win a swimming medal in next year`s Commonwealth and Asian Games, Virdhawal Khade, is trying to balance his professional career as a government servant and his sport, but says no one should be surprised if he prefers the former to swimming in near future.

Sea race for Maharashtra swimmers on Jan 5

Swimmers from Maharashtra including Virdhawal Khade would take part in the annual Arabian sea swimming competition from Sunk Rock to Gateway of India on January 5 next year and the event has attracted more than 450 swimmers.

Virdhawal Khade preparing for World Championships

India`s top swimming hope Virdhawal Khade is practising vigourously for the upcoming FINA World Championships in Barcelona but is handicapped by the absence of his regular coach and training partners since shifting base to Mumbai.

Government clears foreign training for swimmers for Olympics

The sports ministry Thursday cleared training of the three-member Indian swimming team at Germany`s Olympic Centre in Frankfurt to prepare for the 2012 London Games.

Indians continue to impress at Asian age group swimming C`ship

Indian swimmers continue their impressive run at the 7th Asian age group swimming championship.

Khade qualifies for 2012 London Olympics

Virdhawal Khade clocked 50.34s in the 100m freestyle event at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai.

Khade qualifies for 2012 London Olympics

Virdhawal Khade clocked 50.34s in the 100m freestyle event at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai.

Khade and Sejwal qualify for London Olympics

Indian swimmers Virdhawal Khade and Sandeep Sejwal have qualified for the 2012 London Olympics by winning medals at the 7th Singapore Open Swimming Championships.

Khade and Sejwal qualify for London Olympics

Indian swimmers Virdhawal Khade and Sandeep Sejwal have qualified for the 2012 London Olympics by winning medals at the 7th Singapore Open Swimming Championships.

Khade, Sejwal shine in Singapore

Indian swimmers Virdhawal Khade and Sandeep Sejwal won eight medals including four golds, between them at the seventh Singapore Open Swimming Championships.

Khade, Sejwal shine in Singapore

Indian swimmers Virdhawal Khade and Sandeep Sejwal won eight medals including four golds, between them at the seventh Singapore Open Swimming Championships.

Khade wins 8 medals in Malaysian Championship

Asian Games bronze medallist Virdhawal Khade put up an impressive show at the 54th Malaysia Open Swimming Championship by bagging eight medals, including three gold.

Khade wins 8 medals in Malaysian Championship

Asian Games bronze medallist Virdhawal Khade put up an impressive show at the 54th Malaysia Open Swimming Championship by bagging eight medals, including three gold.

Khade, Mishra adjudged best athletes in National Games

Swimmers Virdhawal Khade and Richa Mishra were adjudged Best male and female athletes at the 34th National Games.

Khade, Mishra adjudged best athletes in National Games

Swimmers Virdhawal Khade and Richa Mishra were adjudged Best male and female athletes at the 34th National Games.

National Games: Khade pushes Maha to top spot

An overwhelming performance by its gymnasts and swimmer Virdhawal Khade`s double gold effort propelled Maharashtra to the top spot in the medal standings at the end of the fifth day in the 34th National Games.

National Games: Khade pushes Maha to top spot

An overwhelming performance by its gymnasts and swimmer Virdhawal Khade`s double gold effort propelled Maharashtra to the top spot in the medal standings at the end of the fifth day in the 34th National Games.

Khade, Richa set new Games record in swimming

Asian Games bronze medalist Virdhawal Khade and Richa Mishra shattered two meet records each as Maharashtra clinched three gold while Delhi bagged two in the swimming competition on day one of the 34th National Games.

Khade, Richa set new Games record in swimming

Asian Games bronze medalist Virdhawal Khade and Richa Mishra shattered two meet records each as Maharashtra clinched three gold while Delhi bagged two in the swimming competition on day one of the 34th National Games.